When Is a Virginia Separation Agreement Necessary?

Posted on Mar 5, 2010 by Hofheimer Family Law

If you are considering seeking a Virginia legal separation, you should be aware that there is technically no legal separation in Virginia. While you and your estranged husband can separate, and it is legal, that separation is not considered a legal action that requires a formal court document.

It is important to note however, that a separation in Virginia is the first step to achieving a Virginia divorce. If you and your husband have determined that you definitely want a divorce, you may want to talk to a Virginia divorce attorney about your need to seek a Virginia separation agreement and how to handle your initial separation period.

A Virginia separation agreement, also known as a property settlement agreement, can be used to sort out critical issues associated with divorce, including:

  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Division of property and joint assets
  • Spousal support, or alimony
  • Separation of joint bills and tax issues

The Virginia separation agreement will ideally allow you and your estranged spouse to peacefully work towards a civil divorce. It’s important that during this emotionally turbulent time, you have the help of an experienced Virginia divorce attorney who will help you protect your assets and rights.

To learn more about legal separation in Virginia read Can I Get Legally Separated in Virginia?

At this vulnerable time, it’s critical that you have exceptional legal representation that not only understands the specifics of your case, but is dedicated to your best interests.

The Virginia divorce attorneys at Hofheimer Family Law Firm represent Virginia women who wish to file for divorce. We are committed to fighting for your rights, assisting in child custody disputes, and ensuring that you receive everything you are entitled to and need in order to start your new life. Contact us today to schedule a legal consultation – (757) 425-5200.